Alright… so… You probably have your engagement drop in the last few weeks! I mean I’ve been facing this one since like the last week of March for some reason that everything just has gone downhill No matter how many hashtags I was using It just went downhill! I have no exact idea of what was going on! Welcome back to Mike The Dope Toast by the way So I’m excited to see you This is kind of like a random an impromptu video that I (pause) didn’t expect to make but I decided to make a video because you know I live my life as a YouTube creator So you know why not? I’m coming up with this video because um… I don’t have anything great to share with you So as I mentioned in my last video Instagram is taking out the like count to the public they officially made an announcement about that and they have started to test it in Canada So congratulations Canada, you got it first! if this will be successfully tested that it will implement to the entire world so everyone that is using Instagram No matter where you came from that you will see the invisibility of your like count A couple of months ago that Instagram started rolling out a profile that’s not focused on your followers’ count and even your post count is being taken away! I don’t work for Instagram okay? so… Technically I can’t speak for them. So I don’t want to join the bandwagon and say that Instagram is changing and so on but personally, I really experienced the drop in my likes, comments and so on and technically I still post the same thing (content) So I made some experiment on Instagram in this past month, I can use 4 hashtags and it will help me to reach about 100 (impressions) in terms of using the hashtags alone and my post just could’ve got a couple of engagement and I have posts that did not use any hashtag at all but they were performing well of course, this has to depend on what type of content More people are using Instagram that’s why, but… I would say the more legit reason is probably more people are using Instagram Story including myself right here more timely and relevant so whenever you post something it’s actually more exciting to read exciting to follow rather than your posts Instagram just added more interactive elements to Story The poll, the emoji slider and then you know… what’s that called again? The Question sticker everybody else loves it! Now they have the Quiz sticker I don’t know whether you guys got the Quiz sticker yet? But I personally got it! So I haven’t really utilized that besides (thinking) asking one question so far So I don’t know… how about you guys? whether you will utilize the quiz sticker on your Instagram Story So there are so many different ways to interact on your story which is one of the biggest advantages and that’s probably why people prefer Story even just a normal human being we love to be part of Stories You can snap like a 15-sec video continuously it will give you a pump to your I wouldn’t say the popularity but visibility on Instagram and it really shows people something (valuable) People usually noticed my stories than my main posts Well well another thing which is that I personally like to check people’s story more than their main feed when I decided whether to follow them or not because I don’t know you’re an active user or not when you last posted about two months ago maybe I thought you’re inactive but if you have a story right there I know that you’re still there so probably give you a shot you know just a weird thing I decided to follow You can follow me on Instagram Just let’s Story together! Hopefully, this channel’s direction is still going to be mostly about social media that’s how I started (YouTube) and 19 months ago, I started this channel no way that I know would be here with 600+ subscribers! Thank you for all the support! and I’m just a guy who loves to do content and try to distribute some educational or motivational or maybe a little entertaining maybe you find it boring! I don’t know Peace!